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August 4, 2006
Mac Mini Intel Core Duo Reviews
Reviews of the Mac Mini Intel Core Duo.
Uses for Chipped China Platters
Does anyone have an idea of how to use old chipped china platters? I have some plain ones and some beautiful ones that I don't dare serve on due to chips and discoloration.
How Much Should I Charge for Cooking, Cleaning and Shopping?
I recently accepted a job which I'll be starting in about a month working 8 hours a week cooking meals, doing the grocery shopping, laundry, and very light cleaning (the family has a separate weekly housecleaner).
I looking for information about blanching squash.
Adding Beef Broth to Spaghetti Sauce
Has anyone ever added a can of beef broth as one of the ingredients when making homemade italian spaghetti sauce? I saw a couple recipes that included beef broth as part of the recipe.
Buying Blinds at Eddie Z's
I'm looking to buy faux wood blinds and am wondering if anyone has bought them from Eddie Z's (www.eddiezs.com). The website doesn't list prices so I'm also curious as to how expensive they are. Right now there is a sale of buy one at 60% off, get one free.
Cheap Belt Buckles
I am looking for cheap belt buckles.
Keeping Track of Sales
Maintain a notepad with sale items you need so it's handy when you go shopping.
Poll: How do you like to research large purchases?
Today's poll asks: How do you like to research large purchases?
Gracie Signing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Gracie Signing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" Photo. My daughter Gracie looking up at the sky signing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". . .
Leather Carving - Storing Your In-Process Project
Leather Carving - Storing Your In-Process Project. When you have to stop carving or tooling on a leather project you are working on, put your project in a zip lock or other seal-able plastic bag and put it in your refrigerator. . .
Quick Delicious Corn on the Cob
Peel cobs and wrap loosely in a paper towel. Microwave on high 3 minutes for one cob. It is best to cook them one at a time. Be careful, the steam is very hot! Add salt, pepper, and butter to taste. You will love microwaved corn on the cob.
Using All Parts of Veggies
Using All Parts of Veggies. Broccoli stems can be sliced and used in coleslaw, a stir fry, or even in a salad. . .
99 Cent Shower Curtains
I bought a 99 cent shower curtain, mostly because the pattern/color was so right - and 10 months later it's still going and we are thinking of packing up. So a word to students and other transients - maybe the cheap colorful version will do you just fine for as long as you need it.
Bottled vs Canned Spaghetti Sauce
Bottled vs Canned Spaghetti Sauce. Bottled spaghetti sauce is a little more expensive than canned, but I love the convenience of having a recloseable lid. . .
Bypassing Automated Phone Systems
This is a timesaver tip. Many of you are probably like me; you're tired of of having to continually punch in numbers on the telephone to reach a customer service human.
Choosing Watermelons. When choosing a whole watermelon, I always thump the melon with my fingers. The one that I choose has to sound "hollow". . .
Shake Clothing Before Drying
Here's a tip for saving time and money when drying clothes. When taking a load out of the washer . . .
Wedding Camera Advice
When you put disposable cameras in the center of tables at a wedding put a small "request" note on each table asking that the first few photos taken be of all the guests at that table.
Tomato Joke. How do you fix a broken tomato. . .
Poinsettia "Tree" Photo. This tree is actually a poinsetta plant; it was a Christmas gift from my family a few years ago and I trained it as a tree form. It has full green lush leaves on it and it is a conversation piece on my back deck that it sets on. . .
Tips for Restless Pets
Here's a tip for your restless pet. If it's nap or night time, and your pet won't sleep or rest quietly...
Make Your Own Exhaust Fan Filters
Make Your Own Fan Filters. Being MORE than a conscientious recycler, I am always compulsively thinking about how to use every single item that crosses my path, if at all possible, because I HATE AMERICA'S WASTE. . .
Hawaiian Delight Cake
Recipe for Hawaiian Delight Cake. Bake in a 13x9 inch cake pan at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until done. . .
Pecan Pie Cake
Mix above ingredients and press into 9x13 inch baking dish. Cook 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Orange Coconut Muffins
Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; set aside. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
Cream margarine and sugar together. Add flour. Mix well. Shape into small balls and place on cookie sheet. . .
Quick Fudge Bars
Put all ingredients in mixing bowl, give a quick mix as too much mixing will make them heavy. Spread evenly in a 10x13 inch jellyroll pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (preheated) for 25-30 minutes.
Chocolate Caramel Walnut Fudge
Recipe for Chocolate Caramel Walnut Fudge. In saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate pieces with sweetened condensed milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in walnuts, caramel topping and vanilla. . .
Walnut Pumpkin Pie
Recipe for Walnut Pumpkin Pie. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, egg, 3/4 tsp. cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt; mix well. . .
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